Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on postsecondary students: Public Use Microdata File

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Release date: June 24, 2020

This public use microdata file provides information on the educational, labour market and financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on postsecondary students, and on the students’ concerns about their academic future as a result of the pandemic.

For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on postsecondary students (ICPPS)

Reference period : 2020

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About PUMFs

Downloading a Public Use Microdata File (PUMF) allows you to conduct your own analysis. The microdata file is in CSV or TXT format.

The zip file contains the data file and the associated documentation such as user guides, codebooks, layout cards or syntax files.

PUMFs consist of sets of records containing information on individuals or households (microdata). They are non-aggregated data that are carefully modified, then reviewed to ensure that no individual or business is directly or indirectly identified.

PUMFs are microdata files that require specialized statistical software in order to read, manipulate, and analyze the dataset. The software is used to combine the microdata and metadata to create a file for analysis.

Statistics Canada Open Licence governs the use of PUMFs.

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300; infostats@statcan.gc.ca).

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